MRA’s Mike Ritchie was interviewed by IPWEA ahead of the International Public Works Conference in August on a range of waste issues including innovations and the action needed to unite all levels of government on targets to give the waste stream its appropriate economic potential.
In early July 2019, MRA took over a stall at the Northern Beaches Swap for Good Expo to promote the NSW EPA Bin Trim Program and discuss waste reduction opportunities with local businesses.
The Coffs Waste 2019 conference has been and gone. MRA attended in force with input in five sessions. Click through for presentation videos and Mike’s comment on the conference.
The NSW EPA has had the power to seek the confiscation of profits gained from breaking environmental laws since the introduction of the POEO Act. However, it has now established a method for calculating Monetary Benefit Orders and is already using these to pursue cases in court.
Sustainability Victoria is providing a $4 million funding boost for major recycling projects that aim to increase resource recovery. These fourth round grants of between $40,000 and $500,000 are aimed at business and local governments that aim to increase sorting and reprocess priority materials.
Mike Ritchie will present on “Removal of food and organics from waste to landfill – prospects and issues” at ASBG’s Queensland seminar in Lidcombe on 12 April 2019. Read on for the full program and to learn how to get the MRA client discount.
FOGO diversion from landfill is one of the cheapest global warming abatement options. It is also relatively easy to do and should be prioritised by Government.